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Divine Rhythm of the Drum with Onye Onyemaechi

Jeffrey has a great conversation with Onye Onyemaechi who is Internationally known for his healing, teaching and music, Onye brings the soul of African Culture to create and teach a blend of the best of traditional culture and modern life styles to individuals and organizations around the world. Recognized as a pioneer in using music, rhythms and dance to bring diverse communities together and as a tool for personal and societal healing, Onye is a celebrated recording artist, performer, producer and composer.

As Onye says:

“The miracle of life and music came to be in the very same moment of creation. In the beginning was the Word—embodied sound—and then the word was made flesh. All emerged from the Only One Source, issuing forth first as sound.  That’s why sound, as primal as ancient drumming, is such a powerful force for bringing people together and bringing people back to what’s most real in themselves”.

In Onye’s presentation “The Village Rhythm Experience” at the upcoming International Sound Healing Conference here in Santa Fe, participants will experience the power of authentic African rhythm languages and dance patterns bringing community and true communion with others together with self.

By exploring the Great Mystery through drumming and dance, participants can transcend fear, surrender to love and reconnect to thier most healthy and holy core. The drumming experience generates compassion and peace, evokes grace and bridges cultures by promoting respect for others and modeling positive life-affirming ways of relating.

Participants will also learn basic drumming techniques and compositions with emphasis on the spiritual and healing components of drum rhythms and trance states and the influence they exert on every day life.  They will also learn how to develop intuitive improvisation with the attitude of native musicianship at the same time having fun making joyful music.

This conversation with Onye is a fascinating glimpse into the soul of African music and what it can do to enhance our experience of the divine in life.

The closing music is One Love from Onye’s CD, Sophia.

The Omni Art Salon theme music When Angels Smile, is provided courtesy of Back To Earth

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